Happy Makar Sankranti 2017

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Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in lots of cultural forms. It is a harvest festival.

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional event. Makara Sankranthi is a solar event making one of the few Indian festivals which fall on the same date in the Gregorian calendar every year: 14 January, with some exceptions when the festival is celebrated on .
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According to the Hindu calendar Makar Sankranti is a festival celebrated at Magh 1st of Hindu Solar Calendar for the happiness of getting new crops for farmers. It also symbolizes the end of the winter solace which makes the day last longer than night.
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Happy Makar Sankranti 2017 Traditions:-

Women will offer the Shreemangalchandika prapatti on the day of Sankranti (14 or 15 January). It holds a significance because on this day, Mata Mahishasurmardini, with the purpose of destroying Mahishasur, first set foot on earth, in the Kataraaj ashram of Rishi Kardam and Devahuti. Women will offer the ShreeMangalChandika Prapatti after sunset on the day of Sankranti. This is because it was after sunset that the Mahishasurmardini set foot in the Kataraaj ashram. If She were to come during the day, no man would have been able to bear her radiance and so She came after sunset, when it was dark.

Offering the prapatti on the day of Sankranti makes every woman, the protective soldier of her family and the bodyguard of each of her family members. Irrespective of whether she is a mother, a sister or a wife, she becomes the protector of the family.

It is celebrated differently across regions of India.

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